General Holmes Drive

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General Holmes Drive
New South Wales
General information
Type Road
Length 5 km (3 mi)
Route number(s)
  • (No shield)
  • Joyce Drive to Southern Cross Drive
  • M1
  • Southern Cross Drive to M5 Motorway
  • A1
  • M5 Motorway to The Grand Parade
Former
route number
  • Metroad 1 (1993-2013)
  • Southern Cross Drive to The Grand Parade
  • National Route 1 (??-1993)
  • Southern Cross Drive to The Grand Parade
Major junctions
NW end Joyce Drive
Mascot, Sydney
  Southern Cross Drive (M1)
M5 South Western Motorway (M5)
SE end The Grand Parade (A1)
Brighton-Le-Sands, Sydney
Location(s)
Major suburbs Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport

Named for a distinguished Australian military officer who died in action during the First World War General Holmes Drive is a major road that runs through Brighton-Le-Sands and Kyeemagh in New South Wales, Australia.

General Holmes Drive starts from the The Grand Parade in Brighton-Le-Sands, continues into the suburb of Kyeemagh, running along Cook Park, over the Cooks River (Endeavour Bridge), past Sydney Airport. The main traffic route then becomes Southern Cross Drive and General Holmes Drive continues towards the airport terminals to Joyce Drive. Most of General Holmes Drive is part of the 110 kilometre Sydney Orbital Network.

Traffic runs in three lanes in both directions through Kyeemagh, becoming four lanes after the M5 East Freeway junction. The M5 East can only be accessed southbound, and traffic joins General Holmes Drive northbound.

Landmarks[edit]

Exits and Interchanges[edit]

General Holmes Drive
Northbound exits Distance to
Sydney
(km)
Distance to
Melbourne
(km)
Southbound exits
High Speed Intersection Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png Traffic Lights (clockwise from Airport Tunnel)
Lords Road
Joyce Drive to Sydenham (4km) and Arncliffe (6km)
Wentworth Avenue to Maroubra (5km)
End General Holmes Drive -- 868 Start General Holmes Drive
High Speed Intersection Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png Traffic Lights (clockwise from Airport Tunnel)
General Holmes Drive to Airport Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (1km)
Mill Pond Drive to Botany (1km) and Alexandria (5km)
Sydney, Newcastle
Southern Cross Drive
13 867 continues as
Maroubra, La Perouse
Foreshore Road
13.5 866.5 Maroubra, La Perouse
Foreshore Road
AIRPORT TUNNEL 15 865 AIRPORT TUNNEL
no exit 16 864 Campbelltown, Canberra, Melbourne
M5 East Freeway
High Speed Intersection Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png Traffic Lights (clockwise from Airport Tunnel)
Bestic Street
General Holmes Drive to Wollongong (70km) and Nowra (147km)
Bestic Street to Rockdale (2km)
Start General Holmes Drive
continues from The Grand Parade
18 -- End General Holmes Drive
continues as The Grand Parade
to Wollongong / Nowra

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing